Call for Entries for Talent Development Opportunities
from Edinburgh International Film Festival
and the Centre for the Moving Image
Edinburgh International Film Festival is currently seeking applications for Network. This online talent development initiative offers access to a wide variety of information, advice and industry professionals.
Network is about forming connections between people, and joining the dots in a fragmented industry. It will support and guide filmmakers as they develop their film projects, and will empower and enable them rather than tell them what to do. By using new media, participants of Network will be active in their own development.
Network is aimed at screenwriters, directors and producers, individually and in teams, who have proven experience and are ready to break into feature production, or who are breaking into it on a low budget scale.
All developments are different: some participants will be writing a screenplay; some will be learning how to package, pitch and finance a film; some will be putting together a creative team and some will be doing all of these. With Network, every participant will develop a feature project and each project will be supported and mentored individually.
Knowledge is power. Network will bring participants together in a series of ways to enable them to share knowledge, pool resources and support each other in addition to receiving training and skills development from leading industry professionals. The creation of a virtual network to support the development of both projects and individuals means that participants will not be affected by clashing work commitments, lost earnings or last minute scheduling.
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 07 October.
For more information please visit www.eiffnetwork.com or follow us on Twitter @eiffnetwork
Creative Futures is a programme of residencies across all art forms designed to promote the professional development, vision, connectivity and ambitions of Scotland’s creative practitioners and organisations.
The Creative Futures fund allows us to offer information, support and assistance for Scottish filmmakers who are looking to apply to talent labs run by other film festivals such as Rotterdam Lab in January 2012.
Set up in 2001, the Rotterdam Lab is organised in close co-operation with various international partner organisations involved with the training of young producers as well as funding bodies and film agencies. CineMart is a natural platform for this and is dedicated to supporting emerging producers by giving them the opportunities to create expertise and knowledge.
CineMart is known as an informal market attended by a large number of international film professionals who take a look at new film projects which are presented and who do business amongst each other in a relaxed atmosphere. The aim of the Rotterdam Lab is to give emerging producers the possibility to get acquainted with the daily routine at an international film festival and a co-production market, but also to acquire as much information as possible and to enlarge their international network with acclaimed members of the international film industry.
Over the years, the Rotterdam Lab has grown into an important event with prestige and with producers from more different regions participating every year. The effectiveness of the Rotterdam Lab resulted in several former Lab participants coming back to CineMart with their project in the official project selection, and films screening in the Festival programme. On top of that, a lot of participants from the different countries have started up international co-productions with each other.
CineMart has an extended international network with sales agents, distributors, filmmakers, producers and other film industry professionals. Furthermore CineMart has over these past years built up many strategic alliances with training organisations, funding bodies, film agencies, festivals and markets in order to be able to support the Rotterdam Lab participants throughout the year and not just for the five days in Rotterdam.
In order to take part in the Rotterdam Lab, it is necessary to be affiliated with one of CineMart’s partner organisations. This means that instead of having an open selection participants are ‘nominated’ through these partners. The participants for the Rotterdam Lab are emerging producers, who should have produced at least one or two short films, and not more than two feature films. This to make sure that the level of the group is balanced and that the producers are more or less in the same stage of building their career. Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Centre for the Moving Image is a partner organisation of CineMart.
If you are a Scottish or Scotland based producer and are interested in being considered for nomination for the Rotterdam Lab we will be announcing our Call for Applications during October. If further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org